editorialesque » guinevere van seenus for vogue china

shot by josh olins, guinevere van seenus continues her journey back to the helm of the supermodel spotlight, this time for the pages of vogue china’s april issue. styled by elissa santisi, van seenus shines in metallics for this full metal glamour editorial. in pieces by philip lim, vionnet, balenciaga, pamela love & balenciaga. represented by IMG, guinevere hails from the united states & had a noted career during the mid-90’s as one of the defining female models of fashion. from 1996 to now, guinevere has stood the test of time, morphing into a range of looks from classic commercial image & more interesting, modern forms of beauty all the same. refined in styling & rich in color, dimension & glitz, guinevere proves she still has it.

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britney spears for v

shot by mario testino, britney spears appears on the cover of V’s issue no. 70. through sophisticated styling by panos yiapanos, spears appears in designs by tom ford, ralph lauren & ferragammo in her three part cover series. yellow, blue & pink shades are seen as the defending queen of pop returns for another killing season & uses her good girl image to do so. with connections to donatella versace during the early 2000’s, not many can compare or compete with the star of britney spears, concerning pop culture, music & image. beyond the parameters of fashion, britney transcends as a living icon of the american dream & remains untouched as the world’s greatest pop star. on the heels of her new album, femme fatale, britney graces the cover of V’s star power issue & clearly, there is nothing beats spears. as image has become heavily intertwined into the packaging of britney spears, as an artist, we first seen britney in 1999 when she debuted on the scene with her massive hit, “..baby one more time”. appearing in the music video clad in a school girl uniform, the pop scene was on-fire & britney single handedly revived pop music for the next generation. her first album, “..baby one more time” debuted at no. 1 on billboard & reached double platinum cerification within one month. after one year of release, britney’s first album moved 8,358,619 units & britney still holds the record as the youngest american artist in history to sell a million records. through the years we’ve seen britney in red patent leather jump suits, with boa constrictors around her neck & even seen her dark side during her blackout era. as britney gears up for the release of her 7th studio album, femme fatale, the world has come to know britney through media turmoil, record breaking music, failed relationships & meteoric rises both on & off the chart.

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editorialesque » oh, snap! models for v

what yo’ name iz? joan smalls, abbey lee kershaw, arlenis sosa, crystal renn, candice swanepoel,
julia restoin-roitfield, eniko mihalik, constance jablonski, anouc lepre

allowing model personalities to take center stage in the art of supermodels, V magazine put nine of fashion’s hottest females in the insideoutbooth.com photobooth & this was the result. of the bunch joan smalls, puerto rican gucci girl favorite & runway slayer represented by IMG, also within the photobooth edit is constance jablonski, whom is a contracted face of estee lauder cosmetics alongside joan. constance is represented by marilyn management as is eniko mihalik, whom also appears in the spread. abbey lee kershaw, represented by next models ny, is a modern supermodel & combines baby doll beauty with 90’s waif grunge. crystal renn is represented by ford models & is defined as plus size, which im guessing is used to describe her paychecks these days- she has appeared in campaigns for chanel, jean-paul gaultier , jimmy choo & DSQUARED² & remains as one of the most visible models on the scene. julia restoin-roitfeld is the daughter of editor/stylist maven carine roitfeld, formely of french vogue. though cited as an art director, julia is represented by next models london & has appeared for lancome cosmetics, jill sander & walked for tom ford’s womenswear presentation during the SS11 season. dominican female arlenis sosa is seen & can be recognized from her lancome contract & regular appearances in vogue magazine, she is represented by marilyn management & hold the rank as fashion’s no. 25 female model. while we spot VS super angel, south african candice swanepoel of IMG, belgian beauty anouc lepre also makes a cameo. for reasons clarified here, these are the chicks to know.

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editorialesque » carolyn murphy for v

through the lens of danielle + iango, supermodel icon, carolyn murphy appears stunning for this strictly carolyn editorial for the pages of V. shot for the publication’s issue no. 70, carolyn demonstrates her ability to still remain on top, even after sustaining within the fashion industry for many years. discovered at the age of 15, murphy began modeling as a career at the age of 16. after completing modeling school, her career expanded rapidly as she modeled abroad in both japan & paris. hired for prada in ’94, murphy’s work with mario testino, french vogue, harper’s bazaar & an award as 1998’s model of the year award eventually led to an estee lauder cosmetic contract that is still active. as one of the top earning female models in fashion, murphy is considered a modern muse, continuing to book jobs that keep her relevant in fashion’s revolving door of an industry. here, murphy demonstrates her timeless appeal through grey scaled innovation & black styled pieces. her piercing eyes & immaculate features are still translated into classic beauty in today’s industry. carolyn is represented by IMG, she is american.

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editorialesque » baptiste giabiconi for numéro homme

baptiste giabiconi expectedly appears with his fashion mentor at his side for the pages of numéro homme. styled by serge girardi, baptiste is shot against a white studio backdrop channeling a bit more of a rugged direction. the ‘killimandjaro’ themed editorial takes safarian & animal printed menswear elements of the spring collections & combines them with baptiste’s near perfect mug. represented by DNA models, baptiste giabiconi hold the top spot among the male models in the industry, greatly credited to lagerfeld who has single handedly allowed giabiconi’s rise to fame to take place. the constant collaboration of lagerfeld & giabiconi is becoming stale & lacks innovation, variation & any real sense of surprise. while i understand that a chemistry must be felt between the two, fashion & editorial are about transformation, about adapting to change not opposing it. a bit of photographer variation in baptiste’s portfolio would go along way. that said, the spread achieves it’s style mission.

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